Sunday 14 September 2014

Challenge Time Again

I can hardly believe it is time for a new challenge on Pixie Snippets blog - yet another week has whizzed by while I wasn't looking!!  My snippets this week are a slight departure from my usual work because they are quilling strips.  This came about because a member of our craft group expressed an interest in quilling and while I am no expert, I do know the basics so agreed to show her how to get started.  We are a small group where it is all about sharing our knowledge and expertise - a great way of introducing people to different crafts. I feel that quilling is something which can develop with practice once the basics are learnt and then it is a case of using the various shapes to build up a wide variety of designs.

As we are rapidly approaching the festive Season I thought I'd make up a little robin for her to try and here he is incorporated into my card for Snippets this week.  The  background paper is from Craftwork Cards but all the other pieces are from my snippets boxes.

Background - Craftwork Cards paper pad
Circles - Spellbinder dies
Square layer - scrap of card embossed with Tim Holtz music embossing folder
Greeting - stamp from Stampin' Up on X-cut die cut tag
Robin and Holly - quilled with 3mm papers


  1. Love your quilled robin and holly Val it looks like he's talking to the little bird in the corner ...great background


  2. How lovely to share your quilling talent with your craft group. Love this sweet robin card.

    I love Tangling too . . .so will take a look at your other blog in a min x

  3. I love it Val - great news that you are spreading the word too!

  4. Beautiful card Val, I love the quilled robin (something I've never tried before).

    Sue xx

  5. Your quilled robin and ivy looks fantastic, that's something I've admired but never tried
    Cathy x

  6. I love your quilled Robin Val. That's a technique I haven't done for ages.
    Jackie x

  7. Oh for goodness sakes Val - do you want to take over the weekly picks in the Playground? This is just so gorgeous!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. What a beautifully quilled robin and ivy Val.........stunning, especially matched up with the background paper.

    Karen x

  9. Hi Val - your snippets are all fabulous, especially the quilled robin - it's fabulous. Elizabeth xx

  10. I love this card, your quilled robin is so sweet, and I love the background paper too.
    Jean x

  11. This is brilliant! Love the vintage look of the music embossing, but the quilling on the bird & tiny holly leaves certainly steals the show on this pretty card. So beautiful against that soft subtle background paper. TFS